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USA vs Jamaica Predictions, Tips and Odds: Concacaf Nations League semi-final showdown

USA vs Jamaica Predictions, Tips and Odds: Concacaf Nations League semi-final showdown

The 2023/24 Concacaf Nations League returns this month with USA taking on Jamaica in the semi-finals.

USA vs Jamaica predictions

USA vs Jamaica: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 6/5 with BetGoodwin
Correct Score USA 1-1 Jamaica 15/2 with BoyleSports
First Goalscorer Christian Pulisic 11/2 with Sky Bet

The stats behind our USA vs Jamaica predictions:

  • Jamaica have scored in all six of their 2023/24 Concacaf Nations League matches.
  • The last two meetings between these two sides have finished level.
  • Christian Pulisic scored in each of his past four games for AC Milan before the international break.

Will USA’s domination end?

We’re in the third edition of the Concacaf Nations League, and USA are looking to keep their stranglehold on the competition. The USMNT won the first competition in 2019/20, beating Mexico in the final. before retaining their crown against Canada in 2022/23. As one of the top-ranked teams for Concacaf, USA earned a bye to the quarter-finals, avoiding the group stage.

The second seed, USA were pit against the best-ranked runner-up in the quarter-finals, facing Trinidad and Tobago. They were comfortable in their first leg victory, winning 3-0 but did lose the second leg 2-1.  That defeat was a sour end to what had been a strong year for USA, though there was still disappointment. USA fell to defeat on penalties in the semi-finals of the Gold Cup, knocked out by Panama. They did bounce back to win three of their next four games, all friendlies, losing to Germany in the other match. Now USA will not only be hoping to keep hold of the Nations League,  but also build momentum ahead of the Copa America this summer.

Jamaica, meanwhile, have been in the Nations League from the start and had to fight through the group stage to book their spot in the semi-finals. This is the first time the Reggae Boyz have made it to the knockout stages of the Nations League, playing in Division B for the first edition and finishing  second in their group in the 2022/23 campaign — behind Mexico.

A 2-2 draw with Mexico last year saw Jamaica miss the chance to finish top of the group, and Mexico also knocked the Reggae Boyz out of the Gold Cup in the semi-finals. But Jamaica went unbeaten in their next five games, winning three and drawing one of their four Nations League group games. They were drawn against Canada in the quarter-finals and, after losing the first leg 2-1, eventually got through on away goals thanks to a 3-2 victory in the return fixture.

USA vs Jamaica match tip

Draw and BTTS @ 5/1 by Bet365

There’s every chance that this game goes all the way. Although USA have won a lot of their games against Jamaica, the past two meetings have been very even. Most recently, they met at the 2023 Gold Cup, with USA needing an 88th-minute goal from Brandon Vazquez to secure a point.

USA vs Jamaica odds

USA VS JAMAICA
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*Odds correct as of 20:15 on March 20. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Given USA’s stature on this side of the world, it’s understandable that they would be favourites for this game. But remember, there is a chance of the match going to extra-time and penalties, so a standard win would only count in 90 minutes.

USA vs Jamaica team news

Luca de la Torre has had to pull out of the USA squad through injury, as has Norwich striker Josh Sargent. This is a full-strength squad after USA handed a lot of debuts in a January friendly against Slovenia.

Jamaica have the likes of Michail Antonio, Demarai Gray and Dobby Decordova-Reid in their squad, but the likes of Kemar Roofe and Leon Bailey did not make the final cut.

How to watch USA vs Jamaica Live

USA take on Jamaica on Friday 22nd March at 11pm, with the game broadcast live on the Concacaf YouTube.

USA vs Jamaica head-to-head

  • 24 June 2023 – USA 1-1 Jamaica – Concacaf Gold Cup
  • 16 November 2021 – Jamaica 1-1 USA – World Cup qualifying
  • 7 October 2021 – USA 2-0 Jamaica – World Cup qualifying
  • 25 July 2021 – USA 1-0 Jamaica – Concacaf Gold Cup
  • 25 March 2021 – USA 4-1 Jamaica – Friendly

This has been an extremely one-sided fixture in the past, with Jamaica winning just three of their 31 games against USA. Since Jamaica’s last win in June 2019, USA have gone unbeaten in six in this fixture with four wins and two draws.


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